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Hi everyone

Currently working with a client who has a website that includes 54 city pages. He's obviously trying to rank for all of them but
A) There are all based on the same template and the copy being used is the same on each page apart from the name of the location
b) A big chunk of them are getting zero traffic because they obviously don't rank

As part of the strategy I was going to advice my client to

A) create unique, relevant and in depth content for the key city pages he is trying to rank for (around 5 max)
B) 301 Redirect all other city pages to the main domain/ service area page

Is that a sensible strategy?

Many thanks for your help
 

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A. Yes

B. If they aren't getting traffic or don't have backlinks, there is no reason to redirect them.
Thanks Rich but what is the point of keeping the pages if they get no traffic and don't even rank?
 

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Hi everyone

Currently working with a client who has a website that includes 54 city pages. He's obviously trying to rank for all of them but
A) There are all based on the same template and the copy being used is the same on each page apart from the name of the location
b) A big chunk of them are getting zero traffic because they obviously don't rank

As part of the strategy I was going to advice my client to

A) create unique, relevant and in depth content for the key city pages he is trying to rank for (around 5 max)
B) 301 Redirect all other city pages to the main domain/ service area page

Is that a sensible strategy?

Many thanks for your help
Hi There,

We see this type of content A LOT - and its largely ineffective. While Google has said duplicate content doesn't cause a penalty - it doesn't "help" either.

I've removed 50+ pages of this type of stuff - redirected to a single page - and saw a lift in traffic - so your tactic will make a difference to the client for sure!

You're on the right track!

Carrie
 

nicoco

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Hi There,

We see this type of content A LOT - and its largely ineffective. While Google has said duplicate content doesn't cause a penalty - it doesn't "help" either.

I've removed 50+ pages of this type of stuff - redirected to a single page - and saw a lift in traffic - so your tactic will make a difference to the client for sure!

You're on the right track!

Carrie
Many Thanks for your reply Carrie. I thought the redirection was the best course of action
 

AidanSEO

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Hi everyone

Currently working with a client who has a website that includes 54 city pages. He's obviously trying to rank for all of them but
A) There are all based on the same template and the copy being used is the same on each page apart from the name of the location
b) A big chunk of them are getting zero traffic because they obviously don't rank

As part of the strategy I was going to advice my client to

A) create unique, relevant and in depth content for the key city pages he is trying to rank for (around 5 max)
B) 301 Redirect all other city pages to the main domain/ service area page

Is that a sensible strategy?

Many thanks for your help

Yes, unique content is important to have them rank. It's an investment, but worth it!
 
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